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Second sunrise

In February we had our annual church family beach day. This is usually held on or around Australia Day (January 26, for any non-Australian readers), but due to the crazy wet weather we had this summer, the beach day had to be postponed to February 25. We went to Newport Beach for our church family bonding and water baptisms, but prior to that, three of my girlfriends and I went to the beach a little earlier to watch the sun rise.

I’m a night person and I love my sleep, but I will take any chance to go see a sunrise at the beach. On this particular day, though, it was a tad cloudy, particularly at the horizon. We arrived at Curl Curl (or was it Dee Why?) beach and found a spot on the rocks that overlooked a fishing spot. It was already quite bright—we had arrived about 15 minutes after the weather forecast said the sun was going to rise—but we couldn’t actually see the sun. Above the horizon was a strip of clouds, and behind that, the risen sun. But in a way we still got to see the sun rise because as we sat there, the sun rose from behind the clouds.

The sun's rays pouring over the top of the clouds.

The sun's rays pouring over the top of the clouds.

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You’re probably thinking ‘That’s in your state! You can easily go there!’ That’s true, but it doesn’t mean I want to go there any less than I do a country in Europe. It seems like it’s one of those beaches that don’t get very packed on really hot days. Those kinds of beaches are rare […]

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Book: Two Thousand and Eleven. Chapter: January

See all of the “chapters” from 2011 here.

January has ended and I realised that I have not yet written a blog post this year. So I decided that even though my Project 365 isn’t meant for the public, I’d like to share some of the highlights of the past month.

January 1st, 2011For the past several years, my family has spent New Years Eve at the house of our Senior Pastor and his family. So I decided that Photo #1 would be of the TV while the fireworks were going off at Sydney Harbour. I didn’t know that you needed to take a photo to open the film cartridge on a polaroid camera, so I sat there watching the TV waiting for the best moment to take a photo. When I found the perfect moment, I pressed the shutter button, and gasped as I realised that the “photo” coming out of the camera wasn’t even a photo. I positioned myself for the next good scene of fireworks, only to find that the fireworks had ended. So now that my film cartridge was opened, I had to settle for a photo of myself with sparklers.

January 4th, 2011January 6th, 2011

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Aussie Christmases

The typical Christmas scene includes chimneys and fireplaces, mugs of hot chocolate, warm gloves, scarves and coats, and the beautiful snow that’s so common in the US, the UK and of course, the North Pole.

But what most people don’t experience is Christmas in summer, which Australians get to enjoy every year.

Scott Hampson of Agent-X Comics tweeted this link to a music video of Rolf Harris’ Christmas in the Sun.

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